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Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 3:00am EST
is going to block the nato route. the government says it will review ties and cooperation with the u.s. we are joined by our correspondent in islamabad. clearly this killing of the pakistani leaderer sparked a strong reaction. what measures is the government taking to display their displeasure to the u.s.? >> it's two fold. i think the government in islamabad is content to continue with the rhetoric, to continue with the strong condemn nations against the united states. i'm not sure that the government led by nawaz sharif wants to go as far as the provin shall government of kpk province, which is lead by the former cricketer imran khan. who swept into power in may's election. they, as you have rightly been saying, wants to shut the nato supply routes that crisscross the province and the country in process to u.s. drone strikes. now, if that does happen, it could be a replay of what we saw in 2012 when the pakistani government did just that in response to the u.s. killing 24 pakistani soldiers in a cross-boarder raids, and pakistan blocked supply routes. relationship plunged to lows. if we
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 6:00am EST
nato routes. the pakistan government will review ties and cooperation with the u.s. we have more from islamabad. >> the pakistani government is outraged at the drone strike which killed hakimullah mehsud, the leader of the pakistani taliban. they, of course, are less angry that hakimullah mehsud is dead, a man that carried out extraordinary attacks against the pakistani states, claiming thousands of lives. they are angry he was killed in a u.s. drone strike. he is a critic of the drone operation led by the u.s.'s c.i.a. agency. they, of course, say that they want to review the relationship between pakistan and the u.s. in light of the drone strike, calling it an ambush on the peace process which was about to begin between the pakistanis and the taliban. what will happen next is harder to say. there are other political parties who want to take a harder line. some wanting to block nato supply routes. the last time was in 2012. that is 201024 pakistani soldiers were killed in a u.s. air strike. when the blockade happened. the relationship between islamabad and washington hit an all-time
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 6:00am EST
friday near the afghan border and the local government wants to block nato supply routes to afghanistan and we report the taliban want revenge. >> he says he shouldn't have come to work today but says he can't afford to stay home. he tells us he fears attacks by the pakistan taliban after the u.s. killed the leader in an unmanned aerial drone strike. >> translator: people stopped coming to market. we are so afraid the taliban will attack us, i don't know what to do. >> reporter: his fears are based on personal experience. the story teller's market where he works has been attacked several times by the taliban and lost month his uncle was killed in a bombing. and security is on high alert after the pakistan taliban threatened to afenge the death saying the blood will be turned into a suicide bomber. besides the fear there is also anger. in a media briefing on saturday interior minister kahn said they destroyed the efforts. >> it was ambushed and not acquired, it was an ambush and we see it as an ambush. >> reporter: other political parties want more than angry words with washington. an
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2013 4:00pm EDT
to discuss the diplomatic issues that may crop up is former ambassador to nato, ambassador, as always it's great to have you on the program. >> thanks to be here. >> without knowing the specifics of what has been collected in the nsa sweeps, to what degree do you believe the privacy of leaders has been violated here, and how much damage does that really do to the united states? >> right, well first off, if you're a foreign leader you walk around with the assumption that foreign intelligence services are targeting your communications. >> well, that was my next question. >> others are trying to do that, and you know it. the question only is really is the united states doing this or not. that's what we're talking about today. but is anybody doing it? of course, lots of countries do that and you know it. that gets total second issue. the fact that it's the united states, that's being raised by our allies as violating a trust that some how we're allies, we are together, and therefore it's inappropriate for us to be listening in. frankly, i think that there is something to that argument, but l
Oct 29, 2013 2:00am PDT
. at this point nato is just one big ass pile. but the merkel jerks out there keep saying but remember what obama said in his 2008 berlin speech. >> true partnership and true progress requires constant work and sustained sacrifice. they require allies who willi will listen to each other, learn from each other and most of all trust. >> listen, learn, trust. two out of three isn't bad. >> nsa spying scandal just won't go away. now congress is preparing to step in with landmark legislation that could drastically change what the agency does and how they do it. how to scare pirates on the open seas? by blasting britney spears. world series didn't end with a ridiculous play but one team is one play away from a title. this is way too early. good morning everybody, brian shactman. nfl game in st. louis last night as well.
Oct 29, 2013 5:00am EDT
the allies are just screwing around on everybody else. at this point nato is just one big ass pile. but the merkel jerks out there keep saying but remember what obama said in his 2008 berlin speech. >> true partnership and true progress requires constant work and sustained sacrifice. they require
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 8:00pm EDT
politician threatening to cut off nato supply routes. >> he indicated anger and malice towards the tsa officers. >> investigators look at what may have motivated the fatal attack at los angeles international airport. >> two french journalists are abducted and killed in northern mali. the same area where the government helped to defeat those fighters months ago. . >>> pakistan's enemy number one is dead. hakimullah mehsud was killed in a u.s. drone strike along with four others. but the pakistani government and politicians are denouncing the killing, saying the strike derailed planned peace talks. >> the efforts have been ambushed. it was not acquired from the front. it was an ambush. we see it as an ambush. >> pakistani taliban fighters secretly buried their leader on saturday, but vowed a wave of rerevenge suicide bombings. some pakistani lawmakers are demanding that u.s. supply lines into afghanistan be blocked as a response. >> the chief minister is standing here with me. they have decided that god willing the assembly will pass a unanimous declaration not to allow nato supply to en
Oct 29, 2013 5:30pm PDT
that we and our nato allies have collected in defense of our countries and in support of military operations. >> reporter: now, there is strong sentiment in congress to rein in the powers of n.s.a. by prohibiting the mass collection of u.s. phone records but intelligence warned today, scott, that could put the country at higher risk. >> pelley: they made history again today on wall street. the dow jones industrial average was up more than 111 points to close at an all-time high of 15,680. the s&p closed up nearly 10 to a record 1,771 and change. we say that's history, but history isn't all that rare these days. that is the 32nd record close of the year for the dow. the 33rd for the s&p. senior business correspondent anthony mason is here. anthony, what companies are leading the way? >> reporter: it's not really any one stock leading this really, scott. it's nearly almost all of them. nearly nine out of 10 stocks on the s&p 500 are up this year putting that index on the best course for a decade. boeing is up 72%. nike up 47%. american express up 45%. and disney up 38%. and, again,
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 6:00pm EDT
talks. the u.s. and n.a.t.o. troops withdraw from afghanistan next year. this is the fourth such meeting designed to bring stability to the region. >>> the syrian government said it will be attending the proposed two-peace conference meanwhile the hundreds fled the violence as the violence continues. >> reporter: spending a second day in damascus. the geneva two peace conference was thrown into doubt last week when rebel groups not only vowed to boycott it but to attack any who decide to attend. >> we are preparing for geneva two peace talks, and it will be the syrian parties who will decide the transitional period and what follows the transitional period. >> reporter: state television announced that brahini was told that the bashar al-assad government would be attending. but those in defiance said no negotiations will take place unless assad steps down first. >>> meanwhile on the ground the continued fighting is forcing more and more families to flee. close to the capital, hundreds of people picked up belongings they could and took off in foot in search of a place, any place that might
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 11:00pm EDT
not to allow nato supplies to enter the province until they tell us the drone attacks have been stopped. >> pakistan's taliban named a new leaderer. >> what are pakistani leaders accusing the u.s. government of? >> there's two things the pakistani government is accusing the u.s. of doing. one violating pakistani's sav renity, launching a -- sovereignty, launching a military attack without islamabad's permission. the other thing is essentially scuttling - that's the pakistani's word - an effort to broker peace talks with the taliban. with the death of hakimullah mehsud, basically everything that islamabad wanted to try to achieve has been put back to square one. it says as a result the pakistani citizens will be at a higher risk of suffering from taliban attacks within their borders. >> hasn't the pakistani government cooperated with the u.s. and the c.i.a. drone program all along? >> it's widely assumed that the pakistani government has been cooperating - first, with the bush administration, now with the obama administration on this drone strike program. certainly it's been the obama ad
Nov 3, 2013 7:00am PST
that they are willing to break consensus in brussels and therefore deny you a nato validation for this and finally i'm creative enough to think of tim geithner turning to his intelligence guy saying i really need to know in their heart of hearts how far the germans will go with greeks and preserving the eurozone. those are all legitimate questions. we could get an answer by direct dialogue. i'm sure we did. you know? sometimes there would have been more to the story and i can imagine circumstances where what i just described are legitimate intelligence issues. >> do you think that the germans don't spy on the french? at this senior level, the level of president of france? >> i don't know what another service would do against another friend. it's not something we look into. i would suspect that germany and france and other countries would do what they consider to be in their national interest. to be very fair, in your national interest is not alienating a friend on whose cooperation you rely. you do have a very serious tradeoff. i think the minister hit a very, very good point here. this wasn't just
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2013 6:00pm EDT
.s. ambassador to nato about whether the reaction is for their people or if it is personal. >> i don't think we should discount the personal feeling of violation that someone like chancellor merkel has. when she realizes it's her very own cell phone that she has in her hand that's being listened to. i can see that there is a personnelment to this and a genuine reaction, but from the establishments in european governments a lot of this is for public con zukauskus. the publics are upset so the government needs to show that they are upset. and it's also convenient for the government to his deflect everything towards blaming the united states rather than having anyone scrutinize what they do. >> let's zero in on chancellor merkel an al annal an ali. how much is going to need to be done for her to be satisfied? what has to happen? what left of the transparency -- does she want to know what do you have? toll at that time? >> i wouldn't say that each and every communication is asking for too much. probably not even achievable to regurgitate but i think what the germans want is an honest answer, what d
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 7:00am EDT
to u.s. and nato withdrawal in afghanistan next year. >> most afghans suspicious of pakistan, saying their neighbor is playing a doing russ game, interfering to keep afghanistan unstable and supporting the taliban. they've watched president karzai visit without results. >> in action, they are not doing what they're saying. the action is important, not the talking. >> in august, afghan officials had hopes the prime minister could improve the strained relationship. president karzai extended his trip to islamabad and hoped to restart the peace process. >> between the civilian governments, the relationship has been lukewarm. the center of the problem ties to taliban is the role of pakistan's military. whether that has changed or not remains to be seen. >> karzai will ask for pakistan's help to fight armed groups and keep the taliban from disrupting next year's presidential election. >> karzai can't run in those election he is. he said there can be no peace in afghanistan without pakistan, but it's unclear whether he can persuade pakistan to deliver that peace. >> for more on the try late
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